Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 2014 Books

I love months that start with a holiday! I'll pick up books for the long weekend and get at least one finished before it ends. (In this case, it was Side Jobs by Jim Butcher.)

To help with my little "addiction", the library seems to have stocked up on some of the new publications and seasonal favorites. In addition to the holiday weekend beckoning with afternoons in the outdoor porch swing with a cold drink, the end of summer  - and my tomatoes  - required a book on canning, right? (I have to start planning for next year's bounty!) 

  • Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan - which I will be buying as I'd checked it from the library - delightful!
  • Skin Game by Jim Butcher (+ the aforementioned Side Jobs) 
  • A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton

Other post of potential interest:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Photoshoots and Real Life

I staged this one summer afternoon. Because it makes me happy - a spray of elegant flowers, a bit of hand cream, a collection of fragrances (my Tocca sampler, the Nest trial set and my standby favorite, Magazine Street) and the slightly hazy image edges.  I liked the result so much, I added it to an older post!

Something about the flow colors. The idea of bottles of scent (and possibility). The drape of the flowers. It simply speaks to me.

But it's not real. I said that up front. I staged this image. In real life, a flower out of water or not still in-ground will wither and die in very short order. Fragile natural perfumes stay truer in a controlled temperature. And my dining room table can be put to much better use with friends and family.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Taste of Something New

This is my space. Which means it changes with me. Some posts are about my life, some are my thoughts and others are my feelings.  (More on how/why this space started.)

So, we are beginning a new type of post based on a love I've already shared, FOOD! Starting now, the occasional recipe will appear - and to start off right, a double! I hope you enjoy.